B.N.P.P. reports year-end surplus and reduction in violent crimes at A.G.M.

The BNPP is reporting a year of positives.

With an annual budget of $2.15 million, the force had predicted a shortfall of $18,000 but ended the year with a surplus of $19,000.

Officers answered a little over 1,300 calls in 2018, a 13 per-cent decrease from the year before.

There was a reduction in instances of assaults, sexual assaults, and criminal harassment calls in their coverage area while the number number of motor vehicle accidents remained relatively unchanged.

Chief Charles Comeau says the positive trend for violent crimes in his area is due mainly to a continual police presence.

He says his 15 officers are proud of this year's results and want citizens to feel safe.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)